Particulate exposure linked to increased respiratory problems and risk of early death
Researchers discovered a strong association between exposure to fine particles, sulfur dioxide, and acid aerosols, and an increase in respiratory symptoms, reduced lung capacity, and risk of early death.
Dockery DW, Pope CA 3rd, Xu X, Spengler JD, Ware JH, Fay ME, Ferris BG Jr, Speizer FE. 1993. An association between air pollution and mortality in six U.S. cities. N Engl J Med 329(24):1753-1759. [Abstract] [Full Text]
NIEHS Funded Research
Environmental Health Perspectives articles:
- Does Particulate Matter Modify the Association between Temperature and Cardiorespiratory Diseases?
- Death by Particles: The Link Between Air Pollution and Fatal Coronary Heart Disease in Women
- Workgroup Report: Workshop on Source Apportionment of Particulate Matter Health Effects—Intercomparison of Results and Implications